Archive for August 1st, 2014

Amazing Cast Aluminum and Wood Furniture

Hilla Shamia, a product designer in Israel, developed an amazing technique for combining the natural and the synthetic. She places blocks of wood inside molds, then pours in molten aluminum. The liquefied metal flows smo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Amazing-Cast-Aluminum-and-Wood-Furniture/

An ASL Singalong

[http://youtu.be/N2tp97rqzFs] (YouTube link)Paul and Tina Sirimarco perform in the car to with the song “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease in American Sign Language ..and it’s just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/An-ASL-Singalong/

16 Oldest Surviving Examples of Everyday Objects

Pictured above is the oldest surviving prosthetic. Found in the necropolis of Thebes near modern-day Luxor, this prosthetic constructed of wood and leather is 3,000 years old. Testing was conducted as to whether the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/16-Oldest-Surviving-Examples-of-Everyday-Objects/

India Hires 40 Monkey Impersonators to Protect Government Officials

(Photo: Real langurs photographed by strudelt)Gray langurs are large monkeys that are common in India. They're often kept in the capital, New Delhi, to guard government buildings from smaller animals. 4 years ago, I note...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/India-Hires-40-Monkey-Impersonators-to-Protect-Government-Officials/

Incredibly Realistic Baby Animal Plush Toys

Plushie lovers generally collect toys because they’re shaped like their favorite characters, or because they’re made by major brands like Gund and Steiff, but the plush works of Wood Splitter Lee are so cool...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Incredibly-Realistic-Baby-Animal-Plush-Toys/

Farmer Uses Elmo Doll as a Scarecrow

Do you want to frighten away animal predators and small children? Get yourself an Elmo doll and tie it by the throat to a wire fence. That's what one farmer in Japan did.A suggestion for further improvem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Farmer-Uses-Elmo-Doll-as-a-Scarecrow/

Mimi the Baby Baboon

Oakland Zoo knew they had a photogenic girl on their hands early on in Mimi the baby hamadryas baboon's life. The cuteness was so abundant that they started a feature on their Facebook page in which o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Mimi-the-Baby-Baboon/

Teenager Builds Backyard Roller Coaster

[http://youtu.be/RzZFrcxY208] (YouTube link)David Chesney started building a wooden roller coaster in his backyard in Toronto when he was only 15. Now that he’s 19 and a Queen's University engineering student, The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Teenager-Builds-Backyard-Roller-Coaster/

Company Offers Space Funerals for Pets

Does your dog get exited about a trip in the car? Does your cat like the roam around the neighborhood? Does your rabbit refuse to come out from under the bed? Yes, your animal companions are natural explorers. When they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Company-Offers-Space-Funerals-for-Pets/

Perseids Versus the Supermoon

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkKzMAzT5fs]YouTube LinkThis video by Science at NASA discusses an upcoming summer evening — August 10th — that sky watchers won't want to miss. Via Geek C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Perseids-Versus-the-Supermoon/

Octopus Protects Eggs for 4.5 Years

A female octopus lays eggs once in her lifetime and dies soon after. But until the eggs hatch, she guards them fiercely, to the point of not eating. For one octopus in the Monterey Canyon of the Pacific Ocean, that meant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Octopus-Protects-Eggs-for-45-Years/

Springfield Is About To Become A Really Crowded Place

Cartoon universes are about to collide in Springfield as both Family Guy and Futurama are set to make appearances in the land of the Flaming Moe.We all know Family Guy "borrowed" a lot from The Simpsons, like the fact th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Springfield-Is-About-To-Become-A-Really-Crowded-Place/

Working on Friday

It’s been a long week, but the closer we get to the weekend, the slower the workday goes! Why is that? Well, this might be true for some office folks, but those who can check in on Neatorama find the time goes pret...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Working-on-Friday/

Jimmy Kimmel Asks Comic-Con Cosplayers The Worst Question Possible

Jimmy Kimmel is like many comedians in that he doesn't seem to have a filter, and when he decided to record a bit for his show Jimmy Kimmel Live at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 he went lower than most Comic-Con coverage has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Jimmy-Kimmel-Asks-Worst-Question-Possible-At-Comic-Con/

Woman Finds IKEA Bags Stuffed with 80 Skeletons

Kicki Karlén was shocked when she checked inside an IKEA bag among a large number of bags in the basement of her church in Kläckeberga parish, Sweden, and saw a human skeleton. She counted 80 bags of bones, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Woman-Finds-IKEA-Bags-Stuffed-with-80-Skeletons/

Swan Puts a Sudden End to Zoo Selfie

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IJSvedPUk4]YouTube LinkA visitor to Great Bend Zoo in Kansas attempted to take a selfie with a trumpeter swan habitat in the background, and a swan apparently had an obj...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Swan-Puts-a-Sudden-End-to-Zoo-Selfie/

Independent Artists At San Diego Comic-Con 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 was bigger than ever in terms of attendance, and yet it was lacking the large Hollywood presence that has made the last few years unbearably crowded in the exhibit hall, which means there was ple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Independent-Artists-At-San-Diego-Comic-Con-2014/

Silverware Solo Rocks the House

[http://youtu.be/BTjZ2Q01mcM]YouTube LinkIn a video he calls "I'm starving, man," the reason being "this happens every time I go to eat," YouTube user Aslam Hossein reminds viewers that music can be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Silverware-Solo-Rocks-the-House/

Last Year, Parents Named 262 American Babies "Kale"

(Photo: Connoisseur 4 the Cure)257 were male and 5 were female. That makes it only the 827th most popular baby name, far behind the endless hordes of Noahs and Emmas. And I suppose that if you're going to name a kid afte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Last-Year-Parents-Named-262-American-Babies-Kale/

Tickling a Fawn

[http://youtu.be/wIrnrnkajPM] (YouTube link) Justin Lewis is an electrical lineman in Kentucky. He and his crew were cutting trees and limbs one day and found a fawn hidden in the way of the tree fall. When he picked the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Tickling-a-Fawn/

The 30 Best Dr. Seuss Mashups

(Image: Bill Mudron)Theodor Geisel did not live long enough to illustrate everything, which is a shame. If only he had been around to animate Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Breaking Bad, we could l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/The-30-Best-Dr-Seuss-Mashups/

A Five Story Leap Of Faith Into A Swimming Pool

When one of your friends has a pool close enough to jump into from the roof of the house people will take the leap, even if they’re just trying to show off, but would those same people attempt this insane leap?This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/A-Five-Story-Leap-Of-Faith-Into-A-Swimming-Pool/

14 Fantastic Windows We Long to Look Through

Generally speaking, the beauty of a window is that it allows you to look outside into the big, wonderful world. But there are some windows that are simply stunning all on their own and over on Homes and Hues, we compiled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/14-Fantastic-Windows-We-Long-to-Look-Through/

A Fresh Start: Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Ctrl + Alt + Delete started as a trade secret. Then it became an icon. (Image credit: Flickr user StephenMitchell)In the spring of 1981, David Bradley was part of a select team working from a nondescri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/A-Fresh-Start-Ctrl-Alt-Delete/

Proof: Walmart Ice Won't Melt, Even in Hot Weather

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgP-yPvxRs8](Video Link)You may have heard of the disturbing result of a recent experiment. KIKN Radio in Sioux Falls, South Dakota discovered that the ice cream sandwiches that he purchas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Proof-Walmart-Ice-Wont-Melt-Even-in-Hot-Weather/

21 Years of Adventure

Redditor Ken_Thomas and his wife recently celebrated their 21st anniversary by having a portrait made. You’ll have to admit it turned out to be awesome. Compare it to the scene from Indiana Jon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/21-Years-of-Adventure/

Sneaky Catwoman Sculpture Adds A Touch Of Geek Chic To French Store

It was the ultimate prize for a cat burgling sociopath, and once she’d claimed the cowl of the Batman she knew her legend would grow, along with the severity of her crimes...Catwoman doesn’t take her eyes off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Sneaky-Catwoman-Sculpture-Adds-A-Touch-Of-Geek-Chic-To-French-Store/

The Most Common Causes of Death in All 50 States (That They Don't Want You To Know About)

Heart disease? Cancer? Car accidents? No, these are not the events that kill large numbers of people. That's just what the news media/lizard overlords/Girl Scouts want you to think. Researcher Moe Lane reveals wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/The-Most-Common-Causes-of-Death-in-All-50-States-That-They-Dont-Want-You-To-Know-About/

Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Mask

The Jim Carrey film The Mask was released twenty years ago this week. Really? Has it been that long? Yep, 1994, which seems like just yesterday. It was that time period that saw Jim Carrey catapult from a fairly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/Ten-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-The-Mask/




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